20 Jun '13, 3pm

Sustainable Innovations: Cranfield Experts Help Develop Solar Cooker #greenbuilding

A solar cooker able to harness the sun’s energy to cook food and purify water has been developed by Cranfield University and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad. The cooker will significantly improve the quality of life for rural communities in the developing world. Many thousands of people are at risk of illness every day because of their inability to heat food or purify drinking water effectively. The cooker uses a system of mirrored strips tilted at different angles to concentrate sunlight onto an ‘absorber’ which converts the sun’s energy into useable heat. The process is known as ‘concentrating solar power’ (CSP) and is an area in which Cranfield is regarded as the number one research team in the UK. Cranfield’s Dr Chris Sansom, the UK’s leading expert on ‘concentrating solar power’, commented: “This is a very exciting project as there are many area...

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